Effective Practice Evaluation Criteria

1. Innovation: The practice is inventive or original in realizing the potential of online learning and related information/communication technologies. 

NA Poor Average Good Excellent

No evidence provided

Little or inadequate evidence provided

Nice practice, but early mainstream at best.

Early adopter, or
a nice variation on a previous innovation

Clearly a pioneer and/or recognized leader in realizing the potential of this practice

2. Replicability: The practice can be implemented or its resources shared in a variety of learning environments.

NA
Poor
Average
Good
Excellent

No evidence provided

Little or inadequate evidence provided

The practice could be replicated or its resources shared in other learning environments

Evidence that practice has been replicated or its resources shared in one or more other institutions or learning environments

Evidence that practice has been replicated or its resources shared in many other institutions or learning environments

3. Potential impact: Wide adoption of the practice will improve learning, affordability, access and/or satisfaction among providers and/or users.

NA
Poor
Average
Good
Excellent

No evidence provided

Little or inadequate evidence provided

Other institutions should think about adopting this practice.
Wide adoption would improve practice in one pillar area

Other institutions should seriously consider adopting this practice.
Wide adoption would improve practice in one or more pillar areas

Every institution should be doing this!
Wide adoption would improve practice in several pillar areas

4. Supporting documentation: The practice supports claims of effectiveness with research and/or other empirical data and/or plans to obtain further evidence.

NA
Poor
Average
Good
Excellent

No evidence provided

Little or inadequate evidence provided

Effectiveness claims are supported with anecdotal or another single data source

Effectiveness claims are supported with research and/or other empirical data from multiple sources 

Effectiveness claims are empirical data from multiple sources, demonstrating effectiveness over a significant time period (1-2 yrs. or more)

5. Scope: The practice demonstrates relationships among learning, affordability, access, and faculty and student satisfaction.

NA
Poor
Average
Good
Excellent

No evidence provided

Little or inadequate evidence provided

States how the practice relates to one or more other pillars

Demonstrates a strong relationship with one other pillar

Demonstrates exceptionally strong relationship with another pillar, or demonstrates strong interrelationship with several other pillars